Official Zune HD specs released

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Microsoft has just released the official specs of the Zune HD. The battery life is rated at 33 hours when playing music with wireless off and 8.5 hours of video. Here’s the list of the Audio & video formats supported:

Audio:
Windows Media® Audio Standard
(WMA) (.wma): Up to 384 Kbps;
constant bit rate (CBR) and variable bit rate (VBR) up to 48-kHz sample
rate. WMA Pro 2-channel up to 768 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz.
WMA Lossless: 2 channel up to 768 kbps and 48 kHz.
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC-LC) (.mp4, .m4a, .m4b ) – .m4a and
.m4b files without FairPlay DRM up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to
48-kHz.
MP3(.mp3) – Up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz.
Video:
Windows Media Video (WMV) (wmv). – Main and Simple Profile, CBR
or VBR, up to 10.0 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up
to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per
second). Advanced Profile up to L2, 1280×720 up to 30 frames per
second, CBR or VBR, up to 14.0 Mbps peak video bitrate. Zune
software will transcode HD WMV files above stated capabilities at
device sync.
MPEG-4 (MP4/M4V) (.mp4)
– Simple Profile up to 4.0
Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per
second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second). Zune
software will transcode HD MPEG-4 files at device sync.
H.264 video
– Baseline Profile + bframes, up to 10 Mbps peak video
bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720
pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second). 1280×720 up to 30
frames per second, up to Level 3.1 and 14.0 Mbps peak video bitrate.
Zune software will transcode HD WMV files above stated capabilities at
device sync.
DVR-MS
– Zune software will transcode at time of sync.

Download the full specs here

Source: Engadget